Five Months

Five things about baby F this month:

  1. His hair has become so light! I’m shocked when I look back and older pictures and realize how dark it used to be. I think he’s just trying to fit in with all the California blondies πŸ™‚ 
  2. He had a horrible two weeks of no sleeping this month — up nearly every hour at night, tiny cat naps during the day, tons of screaming, and lots and lots of nursing (which never seemed to make him much happier). We were total zombie parents, and nearly sold him to the gypsies a few times, but then two days ago, just like that, he suddenly was back to sleeping through the night.  I’m praying that we’re out of the woods, and I’ll be catching up on sleep for at least the next month. 
  3. We started giving him rice cereal about two weeks ago and although he did really well with eating it, it seemed to upset his stomach (which might have been the cause of so many sleepless nights?), so we’re back off of it for now. 
  4. He’s started getting really interested in grabbing things lately, and my favorite is when he reaches up to grab my face while he’s nursing or while we’re playing. Those little hands are constantly moving, exploring everything around him. Often he’ll hold his hand up in front of his face and open and close his fist, just staring at it as if it’s the most interesting thing in the world. 
  5. He has started sitting up for short periods of time, and although he typically folds in half or leans back within a few seconds, my personal favorite is when he tips over, like this: 
Happy five months, little man!

  • OMG he is so freaking adorable!

  • Ahw Merrick, your baby is really cute.
    Hope he keeps sleeping during the night.


  • Jen

    He is so adorable!

  • Oh my gosh, he looks like a baby doll! How adorable!

  • He is just the cutest. I love his little cheeks.
    Also love your couch- where is it from?

  • Tipping over– it's so cute it makes me laugh! πŸ™‚

  • So adorable. Makes me so excited for the imminent arrival of our little boy!

  • He is ridiculously cute. What a little sweetheart!

    For the cereal, if you decide to wait until six months, give an organic brand a try. The mainstream brands have a lot more ingredients, so it's difficult to figure out if a baby is reacting to the cereal/grain itself, or one of the additives (a friend's little guy had an awful reaction to nestle rice cereal….and come to find out it's because he has a milk allergy).

    Healthy Times is a good one that just has rice/oatmeal/etc. in their cereals. It's always baffled me that we are supposed to be so careful at introducing foods one at a time, and yet the 'first food' a baby has is full of so many things!

    • Great advice — thank you for the tip! I'll definitely have to try that organic cereal and see if it's more gentle on his little tummy!

  • He is the cutest ever! I love his expression in the second one, like "Something has happened. Everything has turned sideways. Are you seeing this too Mom?"

    Some Snapshots Blog

  • Look at that sweet little boy! I love the second picture β€”Β my nephew tips over like that all the time and thinks it is the funniest thing in the world!

    xx, Paige

  • Okay, first of all, his hands clutched in the first picture? ADORABLE. Second of all, him tipping over in the second picture? I have to admit, I giggled a little bit. When babies tip over and don't have the strength to balance out, it's the most tragically cute thing I've ever seen. Your little guy is SO CUTE.

  • Too cute!!! Happy 5 month bday. Don't forget to link up today.


  • So cute! I love how he tipped over πŸ™‚

    Where is your couch from? Great color!

  • His little face is SOOOO cute!

    The Brayn of Chalayn

  • Too cute for words!

    He wants to be a surfer baby with his blonde hair lol

  • He is SO cute! I hope you do get some extra rest πŸ™‚

  • He's adorable!

  • lol… that second pic! his expression…priceless!

  • The gypsies!! I'm dying! My mom used to threaten us with the gypsies and I use it with my kids!!! Hilarious that others use the term too!

  • That is quite possibly the cutest baby I've ever seen. Seriously. Merrick he's gorgeous! And he totally looks like you!

    • My mom was here this weekend and kept saying how much he looks like I did as a baby! It's hard for me to see it, but people keep saying it so I believe it! πŸ™‚

  • AHH he is so darn cute!!! Especially that last photo πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • OH MY GOODNESS he is so stinkin' adorable!!! I just want to cuddle him! He looks so happy and just perfect.

  • He is SO CUTE! I love how he always looks so surprised πŸ™‚

    Pictures of babies tipping over are always my favorite.

  • Cutest baby I have ever seen!!

  • Awww, he is getting so big! Also, that last picture of him is so adorable and hilarious. These are posts that he will look back on as a teenager that he will be "embarrassed" by, but secretly love. πŸ™‚


  • One of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen, whenever you post pictures on facebook, Justin always says, did you see that cute picture of my namesake? We both love seeing pics of you guys, such an adorable family. Hope you all are doing great.

  • I can't get over how cute he is. Ahhhh

  • AAHAHAHAHA that picture of him tipped over is ADORABLE!!!!! His facial expression is the cherry on top. hahaha so cute!